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Insurer Sues, Denies Breach Responsibility

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

July 22, 2011

A Sony Corp. insurer has asked a court to rule it does not have to defend the company from increasing legal claims after recent data breaches, Reuters reports. On Wednesday, Zurich American Insurance filed papers in a New York state court asking that it not have to defend or indemnify Sony against any claims "asserted in the class-action lawsuits, miscellaneous claims, or potential future actions instituted by any state attorney general." The insurance company also sued three other insurance companies who had written policies for Sony, asking that the court clarify their responsibilities, the report states.
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